Emergency Medical Services
Country of Operation
- Medical Team InternationalNot-for-profit
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
- Higher middle-income (60-80%)
- High-income (80-100%)
SummaryEmergency Medical Services is a project implemented by Medical Team International (MTI) to reduce mortality and morbidity rates caused by road accidents in Cambodia.
Emergency Medical Services is a project implemented by Medical Team International (MTI) to reduce mortality and morbidity rates caused by road accidents in Cambodia.
Key program components
Emergency Medical Services trains health care providers at public health facilities on emergency skills in saving victims of road accidents. The practical skills primarily focus on managing critical conditions such as classifying the degrees of injuries, identifying life-threatening causes, stabilizing vital signs, emotional supports and facilitating timely referral for emergency care services. On the accident site mainly along roads at high risks of causing accidents, MTI volunteers organizes training courses on emergency management for police, ambulance staff and some of the community people. First-Aid kits are delivered to those trained stakeholders for first emergency response. The project raises awareness among the general public about causes of accidents, basic management of victims and availability and utilization of the EMS system. MTI supports public health services with equipments, materials, and commodities for emergency services. Ambulances are also properly equipped according to the internationally-accepted minimum standard to facilitate the effective referral services. This new EMS program will train more than 1400 Cambodian medical professionals and community members. Technical teams comprised of experienced pre-hospital care providers and dispatchers will train the medical professionals and community members in Kampong Cham in First Aid, First Responder, and EMT skills. The program’s goals will achieve longterm sustainability by putting in place reliable dispatch systems, raising public awareness of how to access and activate EMS, and building the capacity of trained First Responders to succeed in getting people to hospitals for treatment.